Retell & Recount Nonfiction – 1st Grade Reading Comprehension Passages Unit

Retell & Recount Nonfiction – 1st Grade Reading Comprehension Passages Unit


Retell and Recount Nonfiction – 1st Grade

⭐️ This retelling unit includes 5 printable and digital Lexile® certified passages with question sets, organizers, visuals, and activities. Perfect for teaching 1st graders how to progress from retelling to recounting nonfiction text.


⭐️ Includes short response and multiple choice questions that focus on retelling and recounting skills, anchor charts, and cut-and-paste sequence cards. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied across the CCSS first grade band.


⭐️ This packet includes ideas for differentiation and scaffolding, including how to progress from recounting to retelling.



✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 1st grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for first grade is 190L to 530L).


✏️Integrated Color Coding – The color coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.


✏️Comprehensive – Passages and questions set specifically target retelling skills, which makes them perfect for comprehensive test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.


✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of skill-targeted essay and multiple-choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.


✏️Highly Engaging – Contains original passages with high-quality images designed to engage students of all levels and interests.


What’s Included:

  1. What is the difference between recounting and retelling?
  2. Retell Stories Hand Visual
  3. Retelling Rope
  4. Recount Nonfiction Graphic Organizer
  5. Recount Nonfiction Stationary
  6. Mammals of the Sea – 200L
  7. The Grand Canyon – 280L
  8. Brazil – 280L
  9. Where are the Honeybees? – 310L
  10. Jane Goodall – 360L


Each story includes:

  • 1 page of multiple choice, short response, and sequence questions
  • 1 page with cut-and-paste picture cards and written retelling


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Retelling to Summarizing Nonfiction Differentiated Bundle

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